Amazon has a solid deal on an HP 32GB SDHC card for only $19.99. The deal is valid through July 19 or until they run out. I use one of these in my Sony NEX-C3 and have no complaints. Details here at Amazon.
Several Tamron lenses are up for rebate offers for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax mounts. The rebate deals are valid through September 30, 2012. Details here at B&H Photo.
Canon USA has the 5D Mark II back in stock for $1759 refurbished (here’s the link to the 5D Mark II page). It runs $2199 new. These sell out on a weekly basis – usually within a matter of hours.
As usual, there are also several other refurbished Canon bodies and Speedlites and lenses available direct from Canon USA.
Online buyers of DSLR cameras pay $1,291, on average, for their camera, up from $937 in 2011, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Digital Single-Lens Reflex Camera Online Buyer ReportSM released last week.
I was a little surprised to read those numbers, considering the affordable DSLR options available now – with cameras like the Nikon D3200, Rebel T3 and Sony A37. However, I’m also a little curious if the consumer move toward affordable mirrorless cameras like the Sony NEX-F3 and Olympus E-PM1 has impacted these figures (which may not be factored into “DSLR” sales evaluated by JD Power).
Additional notes from the report points to Pentax’s lead in buyer satisfaction and durability. Finally, note that these scores are based on consumer surveys rather than objective test data.
More excerpts from the press release below. [Read more…]
Adorama has a one-day sale (today June 28) on SanDisk SD and CF memory cards. Details here at Adorama.
The big DSLR and lens rebates from Canon are expiring this week, along with other current rebate offerings from Nikon and others. See the full list below.